Rafa Benitez refused to go in to detail as it appears Liverpool are even struggling to sign free transfers to the club.
It is understood that Benitez had identified Marouane Chamakh, the highly rated Bordeaux front man, as a key signing for the summer. The player is available on a pre-contract deal. However, it looks like the reds are likely to lose out to Arsenal in his capture.
Privately, it appears that the Liverpool board have been dragging their heels as Liverpool’s financial crisis continues to impact upon the reds ability to bring players to Anfield – even potential free transfers.
At his press conference Rafa simply said.
“No, I don’t think we will sign him. I don’t want to say too much.”
Meanwhile Liverpool are believed to be edging closer to the transfer of Milan Jovanovich, another free transfer from Standard Liege.